IPL 2023: Yashasvi has learnt the art of converting 50s into 100s from Kohli, says Sehwag
The race to playoffs in IPL 2023 continues to get interesting as teams are making every possible effort to keep themselves in the hunt. With an aim to keep their outside chances of making it to the playoffs in the 'Toughest T20', Punjab Kings host Rajasthan Royals at their second home ground in Dharamsala.
IPL 2023: RCB thumps RR by 112-run to keep playoffs hope alive
The win gave RCB crucial two points and they sit fifth on the table with 12 points and a healthy run rate of +0.166, with two matches to go. For RCB, Wayne Parnell was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed three wickets with the likes of Michael Bracewell and Mohammad Siraj also bowling really well as RCB sealed a massive win.
IPL 2023: Faf, Maxwell fifties, Anuj Rawat's cameo lift RCB to 171/5 against RR
Skipper Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli got RCB to a decent start and stitched 50 runs opening partnership. When Glenn Maxwell walked in to bat at No.3, he struck a few lusty blows and raised a 69-run partnership for the second wicket. Both the in-form batters notched up their fifties.
RR vs KKR: Yashasvi Jaiswal smashes fastest half-century in IPL history in 13 balls
Chasing 150, Jaiswal began like a high-speed Ferrari as he scored 50 in just 13 balls, including smacking 26 runs in the opening over off Nitish Rana. In the process, Jaiswal reached the quickest fifty of IPL with the help of seven fours and three sixes, surpassing the previous record of 14-ball half century scored by KL Rahul in 2018 and Pat.
IPL 2023: Chahal, Jaiswal propel Rajasthan Royals to third spot with nine-wicket win over KKR
Chahal was undoubtedly Rajasthan's standout bowler, spinning a web around Kolkata batters with his slow tossed up deliveries, leg-spin and googly to keep the hosts to 149/8. Jaiswal was then sparkling in his strokeplay, combining bravado and fearless approach to hit 13 fours and five sixes at a strike-rate of 208.51.
IPL 2023: Yuzvendra Chahal's historic 4/25 helps Rajasthan Royals restrict KKR to 149/8
Chahal was undoubtedly Rajasthan's standout bowler, spinning a web around Kolkata's batters with his slow tossed up deliveries, leg-spin and googly to keep the hosts below 150. He was well-supported by Trent Boult taking two wickets while Sandeep Sharma had a scalp to his name. For Kolkata, barring Venkatesh Iyer's 57, none of the batters got going.
IPL 2023: Rajasthan Royals win toss, elect to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders
After winning the toss, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson said left-arm pacer Trent Boult comes back into the playing eleven in place of Kuldip Yadav, while KM Asif replaces Murugan Ashwin. "Long tournament, need to change according to the strength and weaknesses."